For the lovers of series and movies, Game of Thrones season eight is set to sir in 2019.
HBO confirms that its hit show will be returning in 2019.
The delay is suspected to give Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin a window to release his long-awaited novel The Winds of Winter from his Fire and Blood series.
As the final season is expected to feature a lot of battle scenes, the show may require more special effects.
Last August Foxtel said the show pulled in more than 1 million viewers per episode in Australia, but the series is also pirated at record rates.More news: Industry responds to coffee cups report
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HBO said Thursday that David Benioff, D B Weiss, David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik will direct and Benioff and Weiss along with Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill will write the episodes.
Benioff and Weiss executive produce along with Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield.
Fans of the hit show - starring Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage and Gwendoline Christie - will have to wait a whole year to find out the fate of their favourite characters when the final six episodes will be screened.
"Also, with season seven contending for Emmy awards in 2018 due to its summer launch a year ago, HBO can focus its GoT promotional efforts on its Emmy campaign rather than launching a new season". Only the GOT fans know that it is not only a fantasy drama television series. While some episodes may be longer than usual, once again we're hearing not to expect feature-length episodes throughout the season. Cogman, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis and George R.R. Martin as co-executive producers.